The Corn King and the Spring Queen

Description

Introduced by Naomi Mitchison. Set over two thousand years ago on the calm and fertile shores of the Black Sea, Naomi Mitchison's The Corn King and the Spring Queen tells of ancient civilisations where tenderness, beauty and love vie with brutality and dark magic. Erif Der, a young witch, is compelled by her father to marry his powerful rival, Tarrik the Corn King, so becoming the Spring Queen. Forced by her father, she uses her magic spells to try and break Tarrik's power. But one night Tarrik rescues Sphaeros, an Hellenic philosopher, from a shipwreck. Sphaeros in turn rescues Tarrik from near death and so breaks the enchantment that has bound him. And so begins for Tarrik a Quest - a fabulous voyage of discovery which will bring him new knowledge and which will reunite him with his beautiful Spring Queen.

Details

Author(s)
Naomi Mitchison
Format
Paperback | 672 pages
Dimensions
126 x 196 x 40mm | 426g
Publication date
01 Jul 2010
Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd
Publication City/Country
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition Statement
Main
Illustrations note
geneal.table
ISBN10
0862412870
ISBN13
9780862412876
Bestsellers rank
459,295